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Record 3715

Reading Experience:

'I was reading of Charlotte Bronte the other day, and could not help comparing myself with the picture more or less as I read. I don't suppose my powers are equal to hers - my work to myself looks perfectly pale and colourless beside hers - but yet I have had far more experience and, I think, a fuller conception of life'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1864 and 30 Dec 1864
Country: Italy
Time: n/a
Place: city: Albano
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Margaret Oliphant
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 4 Apr 1828
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Novelist and Critic
Religion: Free Church
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Italy
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
Title: Life of Charlotte Bronte
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: published in 1857
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 3715  
Source - Print  
  Author: Margaret Oliphant
  Editor: Elisabeth Jay
  Title: The Autobiography of Margaret Oliphant
  Place of Publication: Ontario
  Date of Publication: 2002
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 43
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Margaret Oliphant, Elisabeth Jay (ed.), The Autobiography of Margaret Oliphant (Ontario, 2002), p. 43,, accessed: 04 July 2022

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